Description

Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE) Iowa State University MEDLIFE is an organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development initiatives. We achieve our mission through Volunteer Trips, the MEDLIFE Project Fund, and student empowerment. The Iowa State University Chapter is a student-based group that represents and promotes MEDLIFE on campus and in their local communities. Student chapters make an impact by: organizing groups to participate in Mobile Clinics, raising awareness about global health inequity, hosting fundraisers for The MEDLIFE Project Fund, engaging in local community service, and hosting regional conferences, among other initiatives. MEDLIFE seeks to empower students to make a difference. MEDLIFE student volunteers work closely with our Latin American staff and medical professionals on Mobile Clinics, and our student chapters provide essential fundraising for the MEDLIFE Fund.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File StudentChapterConstitutionforMEDLIFE1.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 36
ISU Members 14
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Unlimited
Allowed Officers 6
Membership Qualifications Any student wishing to make a difference in the lives of low income families everywhere, participate in local and global volunteer projects, and wanting to raise funds to help those in need are welcome to join!
Membership Restrictions none
Elections/Selection General members can apply for executive positions in April for the next school year. Current executive members will select the future executive board.
Meetings There will be biweekly general meetings.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

General meetings will be held biweekly. During general meetings we will share presentations about MEDLIFE, plan fundraisers and awareness events, discuss future mobile clinic volunteer opportunities, and much more! MEDLIFE ISU will hold multiple fundraisers per semester.

Description of Special Events

Optional volunteer trips in mobile clinics which are basic medical clinics that MEDLIFE brings directly to underserved communities. Students from any field of study may participate in a one- or two-week clinic trip in Cuzco, Peru; Lima, Peru; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Riobamba, Ecuador; or Tena, Ecuador and other locations!